GUIDE TO THE BEST ARTIST GRANTS & OPPORTUNITIES IN 2023

Each year the Artwork Archive team goes on a mission to find the best art opportunities, grants, and calls-for-entry for the upcoming year.

Below you will find a list of the top artist residencies, international open calls, artist grants, exhibition opportunities and art competitions that we believe will benefit artists in 2023!

This year, we added another new feature! You can now save the important deadlines for your favorite opportunities right in your Artwork Archive account.

When you find a call that interests you, simply click ‘Add to Schedule' and the call's deadline will be automatically added to your Schedule. You'll also receive weekly reminders to keep you on top of your game.

We will be updating this list throughout the year, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often, and let us know if there is an opportunity that should be listed!


Guide to the Best Artist Opportunities in 2023

February 1, 2023 2 days left

Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant

  • Submission Deadline: February 1, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $7.00
  • Award Info: $60,000, $30,000, or $20,000
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: International
Description

February 3, 2023 4 days left

Artist Entrepreneurial Grant 

  • Submission Deadline: February 3, 2023
  • Award Info: $250-$1,000
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all New Hampshire-based artists.

February 7, 2023 8 days left

Visual Arts and Craft Maker Award, Creative Scotland + local authorities

  • Submission Deadline: February 7, 2023
  • Award Info: A fixed bursary of £500 or £750
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all Scotland-based artists.

February 15, 2023 16 days left

Arts Missoula Grants! 2023

  • Submission Deadline: February 15, 2023
  • Award Info: up to $2,500
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all Missoula County artists

February 28, 2023 29 days left

CIRC ARTIST GRANT—WINTER 2023

  • Submission Deadline: February 28, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $25.00 
  • Award Info: Two artists per grant cycle are awarded $850
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists except video and film art.

February 28, 2023 29 days left

Massee Arts Grant, Project Funding by The British Mycological Society

  • Submission Deadline: February 28, 2023
  • Award Info: €5,000
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists.

April 3, 2023 63 days left

Pence Gallery Emerging Artist Award 2023

  • Submission Deadline: April 3, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $30.00
  • Award Info: $4,000
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

State (California); All mediums welcome, except for video and sound art.

August 1, 2023 183 days left

The Halstead Grant

  • Submission Deadline: August 1, 2023
  • Award Info: $7,500
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S.-based jewelry artists working primarily in silver.

December 31, 2023 335 days left

Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) Artists Emergency Relief Fund-Deadline ONGOING

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: $1,000
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Austin, Texas
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists in the Austin Texas area

December 31, 2023 335 days left

Artists' Charitable Fund-Deadline ONGOING

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: Varies depending on medical need
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S. based painters and sculptors

December 31, 2023 335 days left

Curatorial Fellowship for American Curators- Deadline ONGOING

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: $3,000
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S.-based Curators.

December 31, 2023 335 days left

Awesome Foundation Grant-Deadline ONGOING- monthly grants offered

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: $1,000
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally; Grants not given for studio space or strictly salary or supplies. Needs to make the community more “awesome.” Think public works.

December 31, 2023 335 days left

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant- Deadline ONGOING

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to artists who can demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of their work; Painting, sculpture, or printmaking

December 31, 2023 335 days left

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant- Deadline ONGOING

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: Awards range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending on need and circumstance
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to mid-career professional artists with demonstrable financial need.

December 31, 2023 335 days left

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant- Deadline ONGOING

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: First grants in the amount of CAD $17,000 each. Subsequent grants are in the amount of $20,000
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to young and emerging artists

December 31, 2023 335 days left

Joan Mitchell Foundation: Emergency Grant- Deadline ONGOING

  • Organization: Joan Mitchell Foundation
  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: Up to $6,000 in emergency support
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S. artists (artists residing in U.S. or any U.S. territories) who have been impacted due to natural or man-made disasters.

December 31, 2023 335 days left

CERF+ Emergency Assistance Grant- Deadline ONGOING

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: $3,000
  • Type: Grants & Fellowships
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to craft artists who have resided and worked in the U.S. or U.S. Territories for the last two years.

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